Inspector General Finding May Delay EHR Incentive Payments

The U.S. government has spent billions subsidizing healthcare providers’ migration to electronic health records (EHR). Now the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wants “high-risk” providers to submit additional proof they actually did the work.

It now wants the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to hold up future payments for “selected professionals and hospitals prior to payment to verify the accuracy of their self-reported information.” It also asked CMS to publish guidelines of documentation that providers “should maintain to support their compliance.”

Texas Doctor Launches His Own Medical Collection Agency

When it comes to medical debt collection, Dr. Hubert Fu has had enough. “You outsource your healthcare collections to someone else, they don’t necessarily have your sensitivities in mind,” says Fu, a practicing anesthesiologist in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. “As physicians, our most important, irreplaceable asset is our patients. Without patients, we don’t exist. Debt M.D. […]

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Whitepaper Examines Collection Agency Call Analysis: Driving to One Percent

From small changes, it’s possible to see dramatic big results. Everyone from the Red Cross Foundation, to Oprah, to self-improvement guides tout it. And this approach/philosophy pops-up in numerous aspects of our lives — from slight changes we can make in our lifestyle and diet to improve our overall health, to small donations we make that […]